By now, the Knicks' newest point guard, Jeremy Lin, is a household name and Linsanity has taken the nation by storm. His performance on the court and his demeanor garnered him Linstant national attention.
It seems like every day someone else is talking about the NBA newcomer who is rallying the Knicks and New York City.
Evey day, it appears that the phrase #Linsanity goes viral, with everyone voicing their opinion about the California born Harvard graduate.
This is such a positive and hot period for Jeremy Lin, I'm expecting LeBron James to arrange for a sleep over any day now, Tweeted comedian Arsenio Hall.
Jeremy Lin-Point God For The New York Knickerbockers, Tweeted Spike Lee.
Other celebrities, also caught up in #Linsanity made some more sarcastic, yet playful remarks.
This Jeremy Lin kid is really defying sports stereotypes. What's next, a black golfer?, Tweeted comedian and actor Michael Ian Black.
Even some members of the media vie for the attention Lin is receiving.
I wish I was Jeremy Lin, bluntly Tweeted CNN host Piers Morgan.
#Linsanity is even attracting the attention of other NBA players
Jeremy Lin is top 5 nba players Max contract for my client, Tweeted Metta WorldPeace.
Even other New York sports and teams are consumed with Jeremy Lin's rise to fame.
However, Lin does have his detractors and they took to the social media platform to call him out.
Jeremy Lin is a good player but all the hype is because he's Asian. Black players do what he does every night and don't get the same praise, Tweeted Mayweather.
Lin's agent, Roger Montgomery, did not issue any statement or offer any comment, according to ESPN. Mayweather then took to Twitter to respond to alleged criticisms he received as a result of the Tweet.
Its OK for ESPN to give their opinion but I say something and everyone questions Floyd Mayweather, he wrote. Other countries get to support/cheer their athletes and everything is fine. As soon as I support Black American athletes, I get criticized.
I'm speaking my mind on behalf of other NBA players. They are programmed to be politically correct and will be penalized if they speak up.